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New York whitewater, Twentymile Creek

Chautauqua county, South Ripley to Lake Erie section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     10.5 miles
  The South Ripley to Lake Erie stretch of Twentymile Creek is 10.5 miles long and it is classified as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, as you can see on the road map further down. The natural beauty of New York and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great
    attractions for lots of people. The South Ripley to Lake Erie stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The campgrounds here at Twentymile Creek are pretty good. You might be into whitewater rafting
or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you won't find a large number of other places. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camp stove. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those  
in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Twentymile Creek you will meet lots of folks from close by Ripley; nice skiing awaits you at Peek N Peak. Enjoy a lazy day on the beach at Ripley Beach; nearby Gage Gulf is a magnificent location to go. This river is so perfect. A great deal of rain falls at Twentymile Creek. September is when you get the most rain here; February is when it's the driest. For the duration of the summer months at Twentymile Creek highs are usually in the 70's.

Twentymile Creek, South Ripley to Lake Erie road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Twentymile Creek.
 Whitewater Near Twentymile Creek:
Twentymile Creek, Chautauqua County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.5 miles long (South Ripley to Lake Erie)
Little Scrubgrass, Venango County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Rt 208 Bridge to Allegheny River)
Chautauqua Creek, Chatauqua County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 14.5 miles long (Lyons Road to Lake Erie)
 Ski Areas Near Twentymile Creek:
Peek N Peak, New York , 8 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
Cockaigne, New York , 39 miles away, 430 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Holimont, New York , 72 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 73 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Kissing Bridge, New York , 77 miles away, 600 foot drop, 9 lifts, 37 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 90 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Twentymile Creek:
Snug Harbor Marina & Service Center, Mayville , 20 miles away
 Beaches Near Twentymile Creek:
Ripley Beach, Chautauqua , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Twentymile Creek:
Red Carpet Inn North East, North East , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FINDLEY LAKE (I-86 EXIT 4), Findley Lake , 5 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites NORTH EAST (ERIE I-90 EXIT 41), North East , 7 miles away
William Seaward Inn, Westfield , 13 miles away
Chautauqua Suites Meeting And Expo Center, Mayville , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Twentymile Creek:
Lakeside Campgrounds, Ripley, 3 miles away
Family Affair Campground, North East, 4 miles away
Paradise Bay Park, Findley Lake, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Twentymile Creek:
Lake Erie State Park, New York , 23 miles away
Presque Isle State Park, Pennsylvania , 26 miles away
Oil Creek State Park, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Twentymile Creek:
Lakeside Stateline Golf Course, Ripley , 3 miles away
Lake View Country Club, North East , 7 miles away
Green Meadows Golf Course, North East , 11 miles away

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